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29th Sep 2022

Queen’s cause of death revealed as extract of certificate published

Steve Hopkins

Details were released by the Registrar General for Scotland on Thursday

The Queen‘s official cause of death has been revealed.

The Registrar General for Scotland, Paul Lowe, confirmed that Her Majesty The Queen’s death was registered in Aberdeenshire on 16 September and the cause of her death was given as old age.

The Queen died “peacefully” in Balmoral on the afternoon of September 8, having earlier been taken under medical supervision by doctors that day.

The document, released by National Records of Scotland, notes the Queen died at 3.10pm.

When paying tribute to her mother, Princess Anne revealed she was with the head of state in her last moments, Sky News repored.

Anne, who accompanied her mother’s coffin as it travelled from Balmoral to London, via Edinburgh, said: “I was fortunate to share the last 24 hours of my dearest mother’s life.”

The princess is named as the “informant” on the document and would have notified the local registrar of her mother’s death.

The Queen was farewelled during a state funeral on 19 September.

Earlier this month, a controversial royal biographer announced the Queen’s death more than an hour before it was officially revealed – at 6.30pm – and claimed the late monarch died of bone cancer.

Lady Colin Campbell, who has written seven books about the royal family including biographies of the Princess of Wales and the Queen Mother, said she had long known about the Queen’s condition.

In a video, Lady Campbell suggested the Queen died at 2.37pm and had been “suffering from a serious and invariably fatal condition of the bones”.

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